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Camp Waipu Cove

General Information about Camp Waipu Cove

Dairy and Takeaways

There is a dairy (small grocery store) located within 200m from Camp Waipu Cove, where you can buy everything from fruit and vegetables to hot fish and chips. The dairy also sells fresh bread, milk and other grocery items, along with cold drinks, ice creams, potato chips etc. The Cove Cafe and restaurant is a short walk (within 400m) from Camp Waipu Cove and serves a great selection of food (open daily 9am - 9pm, open 8am - late over summer).


There are BBQs on the day reserve at the southern end of our Waipu Cove camping ground (this is the beachfront public area that is also maintained by Camp Waipu Cove - your ideal Northland holiday park). There is also a BBQ area located at each of the three ablutions blocks in the camp itself, and by the middle cabin cluster. Sorry, no open flamed BBQ's allowed, gas only.

Motor Homes

Camp Waipu Cove holiday park has a dump station onsite for your convenience.


Only one vehicle per site permitted. No parking on empty sites or driveways. Extra vehicles must be parked in the car park at the entrance or at the northern car park.


The Camp Waipu Cove office is open each day from 7.30am to 8pm daily and 7am - 9pm during peak times (Summer (20th December - 7th February), Labour weekend, Easter Weekend). We are happy to help you with anything to make your stay as fun and relaxing as possible. 

Arrival and Departure

Check-in time for camp sites is from 1pm, check-in time for cabins is from 2pm. Check-out time for all accommodation at Waipu Cove is 10.00am. During the off-peak season powered and non-powered sites can request a 5pm check out for an additional $25 per site. Please ask at reception if you would like to take advantage of this option, subject to availability.

After Hours Arrival

If you are likely to arrive after office hours, please contact reception to organise an after hours check in pack.


Unfortunately we are not able to allow pets on-site. We are situated right next to the Waipu Wildlife Refuge, home to the New Zealand fairy tern, probably New Zealand's most endangered indigenous breeding bird. We are also located on Department of Conservation land.

No Smoking/Vaping

The entire camping ground is a smoke free and vape free zone. This means guests will not be able to smoke or vape in any part of the camp ground. Additional charges will be made for additional cleaning and maintenance costs incurred as a result of failure to observe this policy.